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ALL THE COLOUR AND BEAUTY OF THE UNIVERSE EXPLAINED. With stunning design, simple navigation and cleverly formatted new illustrations, this app explains everything you want to know about the universe!

Explore Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal work on six mind-bending, fully illustrated topics including Space-Time, Black Holes and the Expanding Universe. With up-to-date understanding on scientific breakthroughs this is a fresh and exciting look at Professor Hawking’s greatest and best-selling work A Brief History of Time!

‘My goal in this new app edition, as in my original book, is to highlight the excitement of new discoveries, and to offer an understanding of the new picture of reality that is emerging as a result.’

Stephen Hawking
Cambridge, July 2016


· Beautifully designed and easy to navigate
· Easy to understand full illustrations to explain complex science
· A thorough integrated glossary
· Keep a personal record of your progress through the app
· Share your own lightbulb moments through social media

What you’ll discover!
· Professor Hawking’s greatest contributions to Physics: Singularity Theorems, Hawking Radiation and No Boundary Proposal
· Six fully illustrated topics: Space Time, Black Holes , Big Bang, Expanding Universe, Elementary Particles and Light and Waves
· Updates from Stephen Hawking on major scientific breakthroughs since he first wrote the book
· Dive deeper into historical and anecdotal references from Professor Hawking

What’s New

Version 1.02

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ribozyme ,

Amazing science and exposition

This app/book version of Hawkins famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawkings as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawkins, it is an honour to live in this times.

Imbalances ,

Not a solely scientific application

This application makes many references to God and makes assumptions of the presence of a God beyond the unknowns of science with such things like the laws of physics being defined. It assumes that before the big bag this God that they refer to defined them. This is against everything that science is about. Making assumptions without investigating is in no way scientific and is often why science and religion do not often complement each other. Because of that, I have deleted the app and will likely be seeking a refund because it is not what it appears to be before actually using the app after downloading.

Mythasia ,

Haze Evolved Constructs

I hope to use this tool, to imprint Mr. Hawkins bits of information into my main database.
This will allow me Access to him through all time, by accessing the collective consciousness which I have a unique ability to do.
Thank you for making your mind ez to get!


Random House Group
159 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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